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Strange Currencies 1 3.57%
Falls To Climb 1 3.57%
Country Feedback 4 14.29%
Find The River 9 32.14%
Electrolite 2 7.14%
E-Bow The Letter 3 10.71%
Nightswimming 8 28.57%
Let Me In 0 0%
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:23 PM   #1
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Of these few, select R.E.M. beloved slow tunes

I've never made a poll before and I've been listening to a lot of R.E.M. this past weekend, so I figured why the hell not.

I hear these songs talked a lot about . . . in B&C, among critics, among fans. This is by no means an all-inclusive list (as it doesn't even cover several albums), but I was just wondering which among these is your favorite and why.

My vote goes to Nightswimming Why? I can't really say other than it just stirs something in me that only E-Bow The Letter, Falls to Climb and Let Me In come close to doing also. Maybe it's because I can see myself in the "this one laughing quietly, underneath my breath".

I guess the entirety of the lyrics, I can really relate to. And the music is gorgeous. Grand, perhaps a tad melodramatic, but it all fits and works together beautifully.

Nightswimming will always be an R.E.M. highlight for me.



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Find The River -- it's always been one of my all-time favorite songs by anybody. Hauntingly beautiful.

Then probably Electrolite -- I think it's a really fun song; Nightswimming; E-Bow The Letter and Country Feedback.
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Impossible to vote for just one. I'm tempted to vote for Nightswimming, Find The River or Electrolite but then I would be denying the amazing majestic closer Falls To Climb a vote.
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I find Falls To Climb far inferior to everything else on the list. It's not BAD, not at all. It's just not THAT good, you know?

I voted for Find the River because it's just beautiful. The lyrics touch me, the melody is beautiful, it's just beautiful.

I love other songs in this poll for different reasons, but Find the River remains my favorite REM song.

And you know, I like Nightswimming less and less these days. It's lovely, yeah, and it evokes a great mood, but it feels so repetitive to me that it becomes a little ... well ... boring.

(Thank you for not including Everybody Hurts on this list. )
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Hey, if there's going to be anything off Up on this poll, it should be Daysleeper.
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You're so mainstream, Cori.















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Parakeet's the ballad from Up that always grabbed me.
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I thought about "Daysleeper", but it seemed a bit too mainstream for the list.

Like I said, it's not an all-inclusive list by any stretch of the imagination.

Damn, now I wish I'd included "Half a World Away"!

I also thought about "Sad Professor" from Up. That's another of my favorites from that album.
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Where's Suspicion?

Anyway, it's all about Nightswimming. That song is greatness.
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Where's Perfect Circle?

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Where's Perfect Circle?

Camera would be nice too.
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You're so mainstream, Cori.
No, I just like the songs that are good.

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No, I just like the songs that are good.

If it makes you feel better, Cori, I agree with you 100%...Daysleeper is fantastic.
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